It's Earth Day, Dear Dragon: A boy and his dragon find good things to do on Earth Day (fiction)
When Sloe was tiny, her Papa disappeared and she and her mama went to live in a prison camp in the snowy north, in a time and place when there are no more wild animals. Mama’s crime: teaching science, and her dedication to the hope that the lost animal species can be reborn. To Sloe, Mama’s secret work is magic, as enchanting as Mama’s tales of a bright city across the ice where they will be free. Years later, Sloe is sent to a prison school, and Mama disappears. At 13, Sloe escapes, pursued by a mysterious man. With only hope to keep her going, Sloe sets out on a solitary 1000-mile journey. But she is not truly alone for Mama left Sloe a gift: the seeds of five missing species and the knowledge to bring them to life. From the Hardcover edition.
The perspective that a primatologist brings to an understanding of behavior is presented within an introductory framework. This well-known work establishes a comparative attitude, provides anecdotal examples of a primatologist at work, and stresses the importance of good research design and quantitative techniques. Anecdotal examples of primatologists at work are chosen to illustrate a field study (spider and howler monkeys) and experiences with a laboratory colony (snow monkeys in Texas). These discussions are designed to sensitize readers to the adventure, complexity, and some of the mechanics of actually doing primatology. The entire primate order is examined, and reader accessibility is enhanced by abundant photographs, illustrations, and an in-depth glossary.
The normality of a sunny London afternoon is brutally shattered when a man is killed in the street, in broad daylight. Screams fill the air as passers-by try to help the victim or helply observe the drama unfold before them. Their lives will never be the same again. Doug Lucie's powerful and satirical drama examines the impact of such a shocking event, as recounted by passers-by and residents who witnessed it: Roy the local window cleaner; Johnny, an Investment Banker; Kayleigh, a young part-time beauty therapist; WPC Flanagan; Pam who cares full-time for her husband Brian, and Avelina, the victim's wife. Their testimonies unfold revealing not only the personal repercussions of such an event but contemporary attitudes to violence, immigration, and community, across the social and cultural strata which jostle for space in our cities.
Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award nominee, 2006 Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2007 Snow Willow Award nominee 2006 Forever - we've been doing it absolutely forever! Bump has been longing to play in the annual Christmas Classic - his family's annual hockey game - for what feels like forever.
A tradition begun many years ago by Bump's Grampa and the uncles, the Christmas Classic is the family's annual hockey game played by everyone in the family. Everyone but Bump that is. Even his sister Poodle takes part. When Gramma measures him against the kitchen doorframe, Bump doesn't quite meet the height requirements. Then comes that magical year, when Grampa announces, "Tomorrow, the Christmas Classic welcomes a new player." Bump knows his time has come. Bump prays that he won't make a fool of himself, that he will play as well as he always has in his dreams. Maybe he will even be named the Most Valuable Player and have his name engraved on the Christmas Classic trophy. When the game is finally played, Grampa and Bump combine for the final goal in a moment that Bump will remember forever. But that's not the end of Bump's story. What follows elevates Bump's story to the realm of myth and legend, the cementing of a tradition that will warm the hearts of count readers and live on forever.
PVC and iron pipes used to be hidden deep inside the crawlspaces in your house, serving purely utilitarian needs. But not anymore! DIY with PVC and iron piping has caught on with homeowners and earned a place in every room of the house (and the backyard too)! The 18 projects in PVC and Pipe Engineer range from wine racks to bedframes, showerheads to bike trailers. Best of all, they can all be made with parts you’ll find at your local hardware store. Once you learn the basics of cutting and joining iron pipe and PVC, you'll be surprised at how easily even advanced projects go together. Whether you're building a super-powered water blaster, a minimalist modern chandelier, or even a simple candle holder, the illustrated how-to steps in PVC and Pipe Engineer will show even first-time DIY-ers how to build projects they're proud of.
This book was previously published as "The Silver Saddle." Patriots! There are times when a man must stand up for the things he believes in.
There are times when he must holster a gun and ride out to right a wrong--at times, a man has to demand GUNSIGHT JUSTICE! This is the new action-packed acclaimed Western saga, a full storied novel from Mike Hundley. After the Civil War, Will Garrison takes his family west. Together they build a ranch and battle powerful Indian tribes who have hunted the lands for centuries. A peace feather is offered after a climatic battle. With the Indian tribes and the Garrisons now walking a path of peace, a new threat has emerged... the railroad. Greedy government-backed killers plan to annihilate everyone and claim the land they need to expand their rail lines north across Colorado and into Utah. Their vile, sinister plan is revealed after many fights. Will Garrison's son, Gabe, fights back and unleashes his pent-up vengeance against the railroad and kills one of their hired mercenaries. A destined meeting of chance leaves him rescuing a bloodied woman and falling hopely in love with the dark beauty.
May is a brave woman who fights to guard a secret of her own. Together they flee to ancient trails, and as paid assassins track them, it becomes a long vengeance trail of dead men. When May reveals her deadly secret, Gabe finds himself at war with the railroad, an evil killer, and with everything he ever knew. He knows it's time for GUNSIGHT JUSTICE! This is the action-packed Western that will remind you that freedom is something you must always fight for. Good battles evil as epic conflicts become climatic love scenes, and you find yourself breathly riding a trail of danger, deceit and passion with Mike Hundley in this Western that leaves no bullet unfired, no emotion untouched, and no reader left behind.